Mountain Ridge Marching Band Celebrates First State Championship

MRHS Marching Band Performing

Photos courtesy Sam Densley Photography

Big congratulations are in order for some very talented students and staff at Mountain Ridge High School. The MRHS marching band had a musical plan in place and some very big goals going into the State competition. Their performance was focused on a theme of nature replicating sounds of a storm with lightening, rain and wind – it was described as majestic and beautiful. The show was a big hit and the MRHS marching band took first place in their first competition of the season!

Congratulations to the MRHS marching band! We can’t wait to see what is next from this talented group of musicians.

Math Students Raise Money for Charity While Studying Philanthropy

Bingham High Students Shopping Bingham High School students in Mr. Jensen’s math class raised over $22,000 for several “Angel Trees” across Jordan School District. The annual fundraising event is a part of the study of philanthropy in the Math of Personal Finance Class. At the beginning of the year, Mr. Jensen has students set aside money for charity as part of the lesson. The fundraising is not tied to students’ grades and is optional, but the task is meant to help students understand the joys of giving. During the holidays, students then used the money to buy presents and food for 37 families. Math students at Bingham have done this holiday drive for 12 years now.

Thank you, Mr. Jensen and Bingham High math students, for creating a unique learning opportunity that benefits the community.

Congratulations to This Year’s Award Winners for the Jordan Association of Elementary School Principals!

Each year principals are nominated by teachers, staff, parents, and administrators in a number of different categories.

The following are this year’s winners.

  • Rookie of the Year:  Theresa Christensen
  • Innovator of the Year:  Megan Cox
  • Community Leader of the Year:  Buddy Alger
  • Student Advocate of the Year:  Bobbie Nixon
  • Instructional Leader of the Year:  Laurie Goodsell
  • Principal Mentor of the Year:  Aaron Ichimura
  • National Distinguished Principal:  Joel Pullan
  • Assistant Principal of the Year:  Yajaira Martinez

All JAESP award winners have been nominated for the Utah Association of Elementary School Principal (UAESP) awards.

Congratulations to these amazing JSD educators!

JATC 2021-22 School Year Program Applications

JATC Application Flyer Applications for JATC 2021-2022 school year programs are now open. All applications received before the February 28th deadline will be given equal consideration. Applications received after February 28th will only be considered if a spot becomes available in the student’s preferred program.

For more information and to apply, visit

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you safe and happy holidays from some talented students, teachers and staff at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School.